Sen. Sanders not seeking re-election

Sen. Hank Sanders
Sen. Hank Sanders

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Senator Hank Sanders, a Democrat from Selma, confirms to WSFA 12 News he will not seek re-election.

Sanders issued the following statement:

For the last few months I have been struggling with a decision whether to run for the State Senate again in 2010.  This decision has weighed heavy on my mind and heart and did not come easy.  Representing the people of Alabama in the State Senate has been an honor and one of the great privileges of my life.  I will look back to only with fondness at the many long hours, the battles, the victories, and defeats.  Most of all I will miss the many colleagues and friends I've met on this wonderful journey.